In an effort to protect employees and the public, and to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus
Bowman Museum will be closed until further notice. Please check back for updates.

Welcome to Bowman Museum

We exist to inspire, entertain, educate and involve our local community, as well as visitors from all over the world, in the stewardship of our unique history.

We serve Crook County residents and Central Oregon visitors by offering new exhibits every year. We also feature exciting speakers, area tours, historical and genealogical research assistance, annual celebrations, regular visitation hours, newspaper articles and quarterly publications.

Launched in 1971 through the generosity of the Bowman family and newly expanded through the contributions of hundreds of community members and supporters in 2012, A.R. Bowman Museum serves more than 10,000 students, scholars and visitors each year.


New History Display Installed at Courthouse

Though the Bowman Museum has been closed to the public in light of recent events, the staff has still been hard at work behind the scenes. We are excited to share that our new Crook County Courthouse display has been installed and we look forward to sharing it with the public when it is safe to do so.